J. Crew Has Filed for Bankruptcy

J. Crew has filed for bankruptcy, becoming the first major US retailer to do so amid the ongoing global COVID-19 pandemic. In a statement released early Monday morning, May 4, the retailer—made popular by the likes of Meghan Markle and Michelle Obama—said it has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy and is working with its lenders…

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Coronavirus Live Updates: Trump Accuses China of a Cover-Up

Here’s what you need to know: ImageSwimming in Wuhan, China, on Sunday.Credit…Getty Images President Trump stepped up criticism of China, part of an international backlash over the outbreak. President Trump accused the Chinese government of making a “horrible mistake” in its coronavirus response and of then orchestrating a cover-up that allowed the pathogen to spread…

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China’s Coronavirus Vaccine Drive Empowers a Troubled Industry

Desperate to protect its people and to deflect growing international criticism of how it handled the outbreak, it has slashed red tape and offered resources to drug companies. Four Chinese companies have started testing their vaccine candidates on humans, more than the United States and Britain combined. But China’s leaders have empowered a vaccine industry…

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Dogs in Chernobyl and Sheep in Scotland: Sampling Airbnb’s Online Experiences

In the Great Lockdown, two-way video has become our primary social channel. Meetings, parties, concerts, music lessons, exercise classes: Any interactions that can be adapted to a Zoom video call, have been. Surely there’s nothing left to be Zoomified. Actually, there is. Airbnb recently introduced what it calls Online Experiences: Live interactive sessions, conducted over…

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Shopping for Desk Organizers

When you’re working from home, the goal should be to “create an environment that’s positive and upbeat,” said Kelly Hoppen, a London-based interior designer. That isn’t easy, especially during a pandemic. But a good desk organizer can help. “It’s important for your mind to have a really nice desk to work from, so when you…

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Jane Brody’s Guide to Life in Lockdown

Fear not, dear reader. I’m not about to tell you how much fun I’m having sheltering under the umbrella of Covid limitations, wondering whether the next unmasked person who passes too close to me on the street or in a store will transmit a deadly virus. But I hope to offer some useful survival tips…

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What’s Scaring the Pediatricians

Pediatric patients are not the sickest group right now, or the group most in danger. But pediatricians are worried, worried for children and families, for now and for the future. On our conference calls and Zoom meetings, everyone is worried about how stressed families are right now, about what we hear from our patients or…

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J. Crew Files for Bankruptcy in Virus’s First Big Retail Casualty

J. Crew, the mass-market clothing company whose preppy-with-a-twist products were worn by Michelle Obama and appeared at New York Fashion Week, filed for bankruptcy protection on Monday. It is the first major retailer to fall during the coronavirus pandemic, though other big industry names including Neiman Marcus and J.C. Penney are also struggling with the…

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Post-Pandemic Offices Seek Open Flow of Ideas, Not of the Virus

SAN FRANCISCO — The modern corporate office is renowned for open, collaborative work spaces, in-house coffee bars and standing desks with room for two giant computer monitors. Soon, there may be a new must-have perk: the sneeze guard. This plexiglass barrier that can be mounted on a desk is one of many ideas being mulled…

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Framework on how to safely resume essential cardiovascular diagnostic and treatment care during the COVID-19 pandemic, from the AHA and 14 North American cardiovascular societies

DALLAS, May 4, 2020 — The American Heart Association, together with 14 cardiovascular societies in North America, today issued joint guidance, «Safe Reintroduction of Cardiovascular Services during the COVID-19 Pandemic: Guidance from North American Society Leadership,» to outline a systematic, phased approach to safely reintroducing cardiovascular procedures for diagnosis and treatment during the COVID-19 pandemic.…

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